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I'm with the guy who started this thread, Mindreading Goose.
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The same "psychological phenomenon called accommodation to conceal the name of the card in plain sight" is used in each instance mentioned. But you have your mind made up, so let's drop it. Enjoy your tricycle, and remember that Stewart James, Martin Gardner, Theo Annemann and I spell "Sefalaljia" with a "J."
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Any Promystic effect! Craig's work is incredible!
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Mindreading Goose.
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On 2011-02-17 17:43, markmiller wrote:
Mindreading Goose.

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On 2011-02-03 05:16, mumford wrote:
I'm with the guy who started this thread, Mindreading Goose.

Yep! That's what constitutes the best trick of the decade -- urine on command. The perfect ending to a perfect show.

What about for people who don't work in latrines?
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"Maybe you are suffering from Sefalalgia, or more properly, cephalalgia.

Not to be condescending, but it means "headache." It's a medical term."


doctors -- at least those not trying to confuse people -- just call it a headache.
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Come on, R.E. You are missing the whole point. Threads about the best trick of the decade are all subjective. The real point of this thread is to p*ss Spellbinder the Anonymous off. Smile

You should learn how to use the quote function.
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Derren Brown.

Kidding... Smile


I dunno about the last 10 years but for me it's Osterlind's SSB.

I love that thing! Smile
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Paul Harris' Nightshades!
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There is no "best" trick. A great trick performed by an inept performer will look like crap. But a great performer can take a trick most people think is sorry and turn it into a miracle.

A lot of it is subjective. Card tricks leave me cold.
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I can tell you all what sold more then others, but that's not at all accurate as to what is a solid effect. Typically, what doesn't sell often are the hidden gems. Because, no one wants to blast in the Café how great their gem is. There were quite a few solid effects this last decade but it's whats best for you. Like Bill says: A great trick performed by an inept performer will look like crap, and the opposite is true. A great performer can take a weak trick, and through pure performance dazzle a crowd. Gaetan Bloom has released quite a few solid effects. I personally liked Intercessor.
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On 2011-06-30 19:32, Bill Palmer wrote:
There is no "best" trick. A great trick performed by an inept performer will look like crap. But a great performer can take a trick most people think is sorry and turn it into a miracle.

A lot of it is subjective. Card tricks leave me cold.

Yes, I agree to some extent. Yes, Scarne took something like: Do as I do and came up with Triple coincidence.
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TRIO by Astor is pretty amazing, but mention of it seemed to cease a short while after its introduction...

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(For the record, a notable application of this principle is discussed/illustrated in Ken Klosterman's Salon de Magie.)
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Not new, but definitely amazing -- The Hooker Card Rise. I saw it performed in L.A. It looks like real magic. It's basically impossible. However, is it the best trick of the decade, or any other time period? I don't think so. For one thing, you can't carry it around. It has to be set up on a permanent basis.
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What a treat you experienced Bill. I am so envious. This effect is absolutely legendary.
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On 2011-06-30 19:32, Bill Palmer wrote:
There is no "best" trick. A great trick performed by an inept performer will look like crap. But a great performer can take a trick most people think is sorry and turn it into a miracle.

A lot of it is subjective. Card tricks leave me cold.


I've seen some mind-blowing performances of "slum magic," like the plastic ball vase, and plastic cups and balls, that blow people away.

The magician makes the magic.
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I was performing at a hospitality suite for a company that makes paint products -- very high end paint products for aircraft. The adman who hired me for the suite decided to go to the local magic shop and purchase a large quantity of magicrap. Among the items were some ball vases.

I have a routine for the ball vase that I have never published. It's almost an improv. But it will blow the spectator's mind, especially if they have a ball vase.

If you know any of the variations on the 21 card trick, the burglars, etc., you can wipe out a kid with a passing knowledge of bad magic.
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I realise that this thread was started in 2010 so the term 'this decade' now only refers to the first 7 months 2 days (at time of writing) of this year.

However, not necessarily the 'best trick' but certainly the best move that I've made over the past few months is rediscovering the wealth of material in Bobo. This was my Christmas present in 1979 (when I was 15, and yep, we only got one present years ago....unlike many kids today!) but I hadn't referred to it for a few years as my love of coin magic moved to cards.

Now I'm back practising coins, I truly can't believe the wealth of material and hidden gems within this book that I missed the first time around.
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Just to add that if I had to pick the 'trick of THIS decade', then it would undoubtedly be the Tango Ultimate Coin (T.U.C.).

I've no doubt whatsoever that this will still be the case if I'm asked on 31st December 2019!
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